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Guidelines and evidence from randomised controlled trials and meta-analyses increasingly support restrictive blood transfusion, but it is being implemented only slowly, explain Lawrence Tim Goodnough: and Michael Murphy: . They argue that electronic systems for clinical decision support could improve blood use.

Type

Journal article

Journal

BMJ

Publication Date

05/12/2014

Volume

349

Keywords

Blood Preservation, Blood Safety, Blood Transfusion, Decision Support Techniques, Forecasting, Humans, Meta-Analysis as Topic, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Risk Factors, Transfusion Reaction, Unnecessary Procedures